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Sep 21, 2010 7:00am PDT
from that supporter of president obama who told him she was tired of defending him. she told us what she really thought about the president's response. and former president clinton, too, weighs in on that, and sarah palin. he's in town for his global initiative. and how he felt walking chelsea down the aisle last month. >>> we're going to begin with breaking news this morning. the helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. nine u.s. soldiers have been killed. let's go to miguel marquez in afghanistan with the latest. miguel? >> reporter: hi, george. in addition to the nine soldiers killed, one u.s. soldier injured, one afghan death as well. it's just north of where i am, in kandahar province. it happened in zabul province, a mountainous region. helicopters are a very common, common sight around here. troops are coming here every day by the hundreds or thousands. the last time the u.s. suffered this bad a crash was back in 2006, when a chinook went down. we're not entirely sure what sort of chopper this was. the taliban has claimed credit. but u.s. officials here say there's no credibl
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
ground zero be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 put their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. police fear many casualties. we're live on the scene. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. we'll get to that right quaye. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pasto
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain all day long. the radar this morning is showing the connection of moisture from cuba up carolinas. and heavy rain, from miami, ft. lauderdale, and west palm beach. here's what the hurricane sther has on the storm. it's going to be in new england, like a big, powerful nor'easter. but it will get some kind of name in this area off the coast of florida and the carolinas. it's all over florida during the day today. by tomorrow afternoon, it's on the shore of the carolinas. and m
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
expected to become a hurricane later tonight. sam is tracking all of us for it. >>> all of your facebook fans and friends it's okay. facebook is up and running after its worst service disruption in four years. we're going to show you the funny ways people dealt with it. >>> we're going to begin with severe flooding in the midwest, where 10 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours. one of the hardest-hit areas was arcadia, wisconsin. and linsey davis is there. good morning, lindsay. >> reporter: good morning. the flooding has stopped. but the flooding is still a problem. look at the intersection of main street. and where the water goes literally up to the foundation of several homes in this area. the river continues to crest until possibly sunday. and then, to make matters worse, officials were worried about a dam being breached downstream. and the worry now is that may cause even more flooding. across the upper midwest, several towns are in a desperate fight against mother nature. torrential rains submerged cars, flooded homes and streets and created sink holes. here in arcadia, wiscons
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
to have elizabeth vargas here with us. welcome back from your vacation. >> thank you. we left as the sea was churning. you could see hurricane earl. >> it's going to define labor day weekend for so many on the east coast. 26 million in its path right now. luckily, for a lot of us in the northeast, it's losing some of its steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense of security. >> we have our correspondents in the
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am EDT
. david hasselhoff, the first to go on "dancing with the stars." we'll tell us what he thinks of the decision, live. >>> and good morning, everyone. did you lose your voice cheering for the hoff last night? >> the only way it could go. i don't know it is. the back-to-school cold crept up on me. i apologize. >>> we have a big story. >> a huge story. >> bob woodward's book, a bombshell. infights over sending thousands of troops. the president pushing hard against the chairman of the chief of staffs, mike mullen. against general petraeus. the top security adviser, jim jones, reportedly referred to his aides as water bugs, the mafia. he says the cia has set up a 3,000-man paramilitary force, a secret force, that fights the taliban in afghanistan and pakistan. >> all this comes as another top economic aide is set to leave the white house. we'll have more on the white house shakeup ahead. >>> and also this morning, it's been a political flash point this year. we're talking about islam, with the proposed mosque near ground zero. we begin an in-depth series. and we kick that off our next hal
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am EDT
problem for president obama. george? martha raddatz, thanks. >>> joining us now is bob woodward, author of "obama's wars." 20 drone attacks this month. one thing you point out in "obama's wars" this has been a theme of the entire administration from the beginning. this is something the president's been aggressive about. >> he has. what's interesting. the former cia director, mike hayden, warned rahm emanuel, the chief of staff, you don't solve the pakistan safe haven problem with drone attacks. lessons of vietnam, world war ii. you can't change the conditions from the air. you have to get boots on the ground. the current cia director, leon panetta, is quoted saying, we have to get boots on the ground. we have to get in there, with the safe havens are that are harboring al qaeda, that are targeting not just europe, but the united states. >> that's something the pakistanis have been reluctant to give any approval to. >> it's kind of a wink and a nod. we're clearly at the point where we're going to go ahead and do it because the madness of conducting the war where literally, the taliban ha
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
was not the two of us doing hand dancing. >> i've been worried all morning that you're going to propose some sort of -- >> i want to. the hour's not over yet, dan. they actually used to perform for "the riverdance." this is a new dance craze they're starting. they're going to be joining us live. >> they've gone rogue, post "riverdance." >> emotionless faces. did you see that? >> i did. >> we'll talk to them, later. >>> also, we have serious news. including new details about what happened when the mother of natalee holloway, went inside a peruvian prison to confront the man she believes murdered her daughter. joran van der sloot's lawyer is now calling beth twitty's surprise jailhouse visit a, quote, ambush. we'll have the latest on that. >>> this is a story that touched a nerve with our viewers. lit up the message board. you saw the video of a father storming on to a school bus and threatening the kids he thinks is bullying his daughter. a lot of people weighed in on this. we'll be talking more about what parents should do in these sorts of circumstances. >> he's apparently look
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am EDT
have it all for us. >>> let's get to the stunning election results. jon karl wraps them up from capitol hill. >> reporter: the big story is the staggering upset in delaware. republican leaders were calling christine o'donnell a complete fraud. now, she is the republican nominee for senate. she did it. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we, the people. >> reporter: riding a tea party wave, christine o'donnell pulled off the biggest upset of the year. decisively beating congressman mike castle, the only person republican leaders believe could have won joe biden's senate seat. >> the voters in the republican primary have spoken. and i respect that decision. >> reporter: castle was a moderate pro-abortion rights, pro-gun control republican. o'donnell called him too liberal. and has one big-name republican backing her up. >> hi. this is governmenter sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell on tuesday. >> reporter: listen to what the state party chairman told me just a few days ago. >> i have no doubt whatsoever, that if she were, by some miracle, to be our nominee, that we would lose
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
americans. jake tapper has the details for us. and joins us, of course, from the white house. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's president oeads pennsylvania today to g back-to-school addrs,th but he leaves behind him a ranges debate over the bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year. and there's harsh divisions in this town. it's not clear what, if anything, will pass. after some mixed messages, republicans now seem to be on the same page. previously, republican house leader john boehner had indicated hws g t support extending the cuts for those earni $200,000 a year, and not for the wealthiesric >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but other republicans remain in steadfast oppositions. >> now, they want to drive another nail in the coffin. a massive tax hike on the very people who will dig us out of this recession, by expanding their businesses and creating jobs. >> reporter: white house press secretary robert gibbs prodded republicans, taking to twitter saying, the
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
your cash flow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> good morning, america. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, september 3rd. and we have breaking news overnight. hurricane earl smashes against the carolinas. 105-mile-per-hour winds. waves up to 30 feet high. flooding the outer banks. the storm threatens to swamp beaches all the way to maine. >> eastern long island and massachusetts are next in its path. and will face hurricane conditions within 24 hours. sam leads our team of correspondents, live from the storm zone. >>> also breaking overnight, a suspicious package grinds miami's airport to a halt. the bomb squad called in, as thousands of travelers are evacuated and a suspect is arrested. >>> and not again. another oil rig explosion in the gulf, flinging 13 oil workers into the water. an eerie refinder of the deadly bp disaster. what went wrong this time? >>> you see the surf there. hello, everyone. we hope you're set for a fun labor day weekend. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. wel
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
an exclusive interview. a short time ago. christiane, so good of you to join us from jerusalem. is hillary clinton making any progress? >> good morning, robin. she says yes. all the officials say yes, including the participants. benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. apparently they've gotten down to core issues already. and they're doing that in a serious way. but the ten-ton elephant in the room is the moratorium of settlement building. i asked secretary clinton if there was any flexibility towards keeping the moratorium on? she wouldn't go into specifics, other than to say the two sides must stay at the table. there is this moratorium that's looming on the horizon. are the talks going in a constructive way? >> yes. i would say they're in a constructive channel. and that has been, you know, reassuring to us. >> president obama has said that given the talks going in a constructive way, there should be -- israel should continue the moratorium on settlements. do you believe that that will happen? >> well, that certainly is our hope. now, we've also said that we'll support an agreemen
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
this weekend on sunday shows on fox and cbs. palin tweeted of o'donnell's strategy, time's limited. use it to connect with local voters whom you'll be serving versus appeasing national media who are seeking your destruction." palin spoke at a dinner in iowa where she suggested that the republican party send some of its stars to campaign in the south, others to the west and rove -- >> karl, go to -- here, you can come to iowa. and karl rove and the other leaders who will see the light and realize that these are normal, hard-working, patriotic americans. >> reporter: palin told fox she'd be willing to give running for president a shot if the american people decided she was their candidate. some clearly hope she does not. >> i didn't think she was ready to be president of the united states in 2008, and i'm not sure she would be in 2012. >> and, george, the white house is denying a report in "the new york times" today saying one of the ideas they're kicking around is a national ad campaign tying the republican party to more extremist elements of the tea party. the white house says there is
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
morning, we're looking at that powerful hurricane, very closely. earl makes his way towards us. he's still on track to sideswipe the east coast, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a sto
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Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
us. >> it's a fascinating story. i'm spited to see that. >>> and who says there's no more true passion in politics? check this guy out. >> if it ends tonight, i promise each and every person in this room, i will hit the ground running, come out swinging, and end up winning! >> that's phil davidson. he was running for county treasurer in ohio. he gave that rather lively campaign speech. it was posted on youtube. now he's got half a million hits. he's here live this morning. and he's much mellower than you might think. he's got a good sense of humor. we'll talk to him live na few minutes. >>> we're going to start with another about face from iran. they said they'll release the woman being held there with her two friends. her lawyer says she'll be released in two to three days. our jim sciutto has been following this all along. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a few days of enormous whiplash for sarah shourd's family. she was to be released, then friday, news that the release was canceled. now, something in between. she'll be released on bail, $500,000 bail. the proz
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Sep 11, 2010 8:00am EDT
. >> reporter: and once again, the president weighed in. using his most forceful language yet, to defend the right to build the center. >> we have millions of muslim-americans, our fellow citizens in this country. when we start acting as if their religion is somehow offensive, what are we saying to them? >> reporter: and he added there are muslims serving in u.s. uniform overseas. >> part of our service is making sure they understand that we don't differentiate between them and us. it's just us. >> reporter: the new york police department says they are expecting thousands of demonstrators down here today. however, they are putting extra officers on the street, mostly to keep the demonstrators separated. and they will also keep their eye on the reverend terry jones here in new york city, trying to keep him safe. he will be here until monday. >> john berman, thank you. >>> over in afghanistan this morning, people are celebrating eid, the holiday that ends the holy month of ramadan. along with celebrations, thousands of people are also protesting that plan to burn korans in florida, even though
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Sep 2, 2010 7:00am PDT
and down the coast this morning. and, of course, sam starts us off from the north carolina coast in atlantic beach, where everyone is on high alert. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. the waters are chopping up this morning because earl is about 350 miles away from where we're standing right now. as george said, bigger and stronger than it ever was. at 145 miles per hour, this storm is just ten miles away. 10-mile-per-hour change in the winds, from a rare category 5 hurricane. here's the latest track on earl. here's what is expected this storm will do over the next two or three days. that is move along the carolina coastline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt here. to continue to curve up the shoreline, with hurricane-force winds to be felt near cape cod. and all the way along, we'll see waves in the 12 to 16-foot category. earl may have been a storm that was difficult to get everyone's attention with. but now, it's a storm that demands attention. >> this eye looks about 25 miles wide. >> reporter: it's an exclusive view of the eye of earl. from the cockpit of a speciall
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Sep 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
-terrain vehicles to attack the fire from the ground. as residents used rakes and shovels for do-it-yourself firefighting. >> it was rolling over the hill here in big plumes. >> reporter: 1,000 homes were threatened. others destroyed. ann and tom got out just in time. but they lost their house. >> we're trying to save our house. i left because it was so close. right by those trees. a wall of fire. it was the most amazing thing i've ever heard. >> it's all gone. >> reporter: even several firefighters working the front lines lost their own houses. mandatory evacuations meant getting cutoff from home. family and pets. >> how am i supposed to get up to my pets? >> reporter: to make matters worse, some people never got word to evacuate. the so-called reverse 911 system designed to warn people to get out wasn't working. >> it did have a technical failure. and was down for approximately two hours. but is back up. and we're using it currently. >> reporter: now, firefighters are hoping for calmer winds today so that those air tankers can take to the skies at day break. they're hoping to keep
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
their campaign committees told us their intentions. he said, that if the other part takes control of congress, they plan to pursue, and i'm quoting here, the exact same agenda as they did during the last administration. >> reporter: but mr. obama was interrupted by protesters at the event. claiming he's broken promises about aids funding and the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. spo hiheck't need to yell. >> your message was deliverd. we have increased aids funding in a time when the budget's going down >> reporter: and the white america as the pledge to special interests. saying it would take the nation back to the same failed economic rssio george? >> thanks very much, jake. >>> let's turn to one of the >>> let's turn to one of the good morning. >> good morning, george. >> congressman, you heard the president. he said this is the exact same i >> first of all, cutting spending, put the policy of economic growth in place, and cleaning up the way congress contrast to this president and this congress. but it's contrast to way we republicans conducted ourselves a decade ago. we need to o
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
of one of their campaign committees told us their intentions. they plan to pursuit, i'm quoting here. the exact same agenda as they did during the last administration. >> reporter: but mr. obama was interrupted by protesters at the event. claiming he's broken promises about aids funding and the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. >> you don't need to yell. >> reporter: he paused from his speech to respond to his hecklers. >> your message was delivered. we have increased aids funding in a time when the budget's going down. >> reporter: and the white house, last night, referred to the republicans' pledge to america, as the pledge to special interests. saying it would take the nation back to the same failed economic policies that caused the recession. >>> let's turn to one of the architects of the republican agenda. paul ryan, a ranking republican on the house budget committee. you heard the president. he said this is the exact same agenda that republicans had before he came to office. how is it different? >> first of all, putting spending, put the policy of economic growth in place,
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Sep 2, 2010 8:37am PDT
. we're getting older, some of us. and it's hard. thank you, mark. thank you very much. kettle bells. these are all of the rage right now. >> and the kettle bell for people who aren't familiar with them, it's a very basic tool. it's a weight with a handle. you can actually get fat-burning exercises in addition to the building your body. you can do some simple ones, like swings like this. you can come up like this. and come down. very basic. but they also now are coming out with models like these, which are plastic. take them to the beach. fill them with water. fill them with sand. but designed to give you fat-burning content, as well as helping you build muscle. >> you can travel with them like that. this was all of the rage at the staff meeting yesterday. the elliptigo. >> we have mike showing. this is a hybrid of an indoor elliptical trainer, that runners like to use. but they hate being indoors. so, this company developed a hybrid. it's a bicycle with elliptical pedals. you ride very upright. there's no seat. but no impact. all of the parts are very familiar to being like on a bik
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Sep 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
? white house press secretary robert gibbs joins us. >>> this is playing out, and first from senior correspondent jim sciutto in washington. jim? >> good mornings george. the latest stumbling block, $500,000 in cash. the iranians demanding it be paid in cash, the swiss because we don't have diplomatic relations there are having trouble raising it, leaving sarah shourd still awaiting behind bars. >> reporter: for sarah shourd, another agonizing day of waiting. her impending release canceled on friday and reinstated on saturday. the prosecutor saying because she is sick and we can help her health condition, the judge agreed to $500,000 bail. and the startling announcement that iran would still try shourd and the two other american hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer, for illegally entering the country. when released, shourd will leave her boyfriend shane bauer and jo josh fattal. >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on family turning to a country. >> reporter: the lawyer was finally allowed to meet with hi clients for the first
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Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
? having sex with the officer's stepdaughter. was this an abuse of power? the boy's parents join us live exclusively. >>> panda-monium. it may be the toughest job in the world to get. why 62,000 people applied for a chance to spend time with these giant pandas. >>> from all over the world. 62 nourks ap 62,000 applicationo spend a month with these bears. >> do you blame them? >> they are cute. we hope you had a great weekend. a lot coming up. >>> including the leader of that megachurch vowing to fight sexual abuse charges leveled by four young men he had been working with. >>> take a look at this. cell phone video taken inside a plane. the landing gear failing to activate. passengers told -- you see, keep their heads down. sparks fly outside the window. somehow the pilot able to land safely. we're going to hear what it was like on that flight. >> terrifying moments. >>> but first, democrats went on the offensive pulling out all the stops and i'm getting personal on their opponents to keep control of congress this november. we have team coverage beginning with jake tapper in washingto
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Sep 5, 2010 8:00am EDT
into republican hands. >> i believe washington is crushing us in spending and debt. >> reporter: is this a vote for republicans or against democrats? >> if republicans win control of congress, it's because voters are voting against democrats. >> reporter: while conservative tea party kancandidates may hav co complicated republican efforts. with high profile democrats in tight races, harry reid and barbara boxer, republicans could make a run at the senate, too. mr. obama has been left with little choice but to blame his predecessor and plead for patience. >> if the economy was a car and they drove it in the ditch, they come and tap us on the shoulder and they say, we want the keys back. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> reporter: a message that doesn't appear to be working. >> that effort has failed. the president can continue to work to try to show voters. they need more time. that was what ronald reagan did in 1982. they've not been able to get traction with that argument. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, we may see how he tries to adjust that message. fr
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Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
with us this morning. you are here, because the person who normally sits here is off for a very good reason. bianna golodryga, getting married today. >> what a great day. best wishes from everybody here to bianna. we remember it well, don't we? >> yes. >> some of us more recently than others. >> just one year ago, for me. memories are fresh. >>> it's a busy and a busy weekend. there's a fascinating story coming out of miami. look at the pictures. a lot of questions coming up about a dramatic bank heist. was the teller in on the job? was it a hostage horror? or was it a hoax? we're going to hear from an ex-miami police chief and get his take on this very strange case. >> a lot of focus on the teller this morning. it will be interesting to hear how this shakes out. >>> also, important medical news this morning new 3-d technology, approved by a panel of the fda. it could improve detection. there are some concerns. we're going to get into all of that. coming up. >>> and a shocking, new study. get ready. we're going to have to get the beeper out. kids are swearing at earlier ages. apparen
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Sep 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work. secretary solis, what could you sa
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Sep 28, 2010 7:00am PDT
us live this morning. >> i know you're looking forward to sitting down with him. >>> also, a new government study out this morning of what women earn in the workplace. more women are working in management. but have they closed the pay gap with men. the numbers are out. >>> we begin with the two developing stories this morning. martha raddatz is standing by in washington on the missile strikes. let's go right to jake tapper, traveling with president obama, in new mexico, who broke the news on his chief of staff last night. looks like it's going to happen this week, right, j >> reporter: that's right, robin. although no final official decision has been made because of family considerations, white house officials expect a final announcement on friday. rahm emanuel has never been coy about being at the head of the city with shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor, of the city of chicago. that's always been an ambition of mine. >> reporter: with richard daley's announced exit, chicago democrats began angling to replace him. putting pressure on emanuel about his white hous
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Sep 8, 2010 7:00am PDT
here to talk with us about it for the first time. >>> and a nightmare spectacle for tourists in las vegas. the trainer let his guard down and the lion lunged. all caught on tape. >>> good morning, everyone. and we're just days away now from the anniversary, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. and the imam in charge of that islamic center proposal is speaking out this morning writing in "the new york times" that americans should not, quote, back away from completing the project. as you know, that florida pastor is not backing down on his plan to burn the koran, and world leaders are really speaking out, everyone from hillary clinton to the pope condemning his plan. in just a few minutes, our exclusive interview with new york mayor mike bloomberg, and he gives us the personal reason he's defending the plan to the build the center. >> he's been outspoken on this issue. >>> we'll also get exclusive reaction from the top republican in the house. that's john boehner. he could be the man to replace speaker of the house nancy pelosi if the republicans win seats. we'll get him to weigh in on the
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00am PDT
, is off this morning. she's got a great excuse. she got married last night. i was there. many of us were there. it was an amazing night. she looked beautiful. we've got a bunch of pictures to show you coming up later. >>> also, we have some other news about our "gma" family today. our marysol castro is celebrating her last day here at "gma." i am not celebrating. i am very upset about this. i will miss you making fun of me all the time. >> i'm going to miss making fun of you actually. >> you have my e-mail address. so you can continue to do so. >> it won't be at 3:00 in the morning. i will definitely sleep in on the weekends. >> the girl's getting a year's prescription to ambien. >> yes, exactly if the truth be told, wonderful wedding. i happened to, on my last day at work, forget to pack clothing, so, girl, this is your -- i broke into your dressing room. this is your dress. it fits like a glove. i promise i'll bring it back to you. >> a little secret. >>> coming up this morning, we're going to take a look back at several moments just like that during mary's six-year run here on "g
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
over us last night. it's no longer a tropical system. it's just a big storm that's going to behave like a nor'easter and move inland all the way up the northeast. but it has plenty of rain with it. we're talking about a lot of communities coming in with flooding like this. this is right here, on my boots. robin, that's about a foot of rain we're standing in. many places from washington to new york, will see four to six inches of rain out of this storm. robin? >> it's such a mess. sam, we'll have more from you coming up. >>> we have breaking news for parents. a massive recall of children's products, including millions of tricycles and highchairs, all made by fisher price. lisa stark is in bethesda, maryland, with details on this. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: robin, these are the recalled products. everything from a highchair to a small, toy car. they have serious safety flaws. parents should stop using them immediately. it's a major recall, involving four, different fisher price products. first, nearly 1 million highchairs. sold under the name healthy care, easy clean, and close
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
right, mike. thank you very much. >>> for more on this troubling story, joining us now is commander marla schuman of the vancouver police department. commander, thank you very much for joining us this morning and being with us. is there any word yet? has bethany spoken about the motive yet? >> we had lengthy conversations with her yesterday. there are a number of things obviously we can't speak about because there are potential criminal charges. in terms of motive, i think the detective who did the interviews probably has that information. it's not yet been made known to me. >> and were you as shocked as everyone else by her confession? >> truthfully there were red flags from the beginning. we had some questions. and there were a number of things that really weren't adding up in the story that she was giving to us. so we weren't quite as shocked. i think we're more shocked that somebody would be in that state of mind to actually harm themselves in that way. >> you're right about that. but can you tell us a little more about the red flags? what was it that she was saying and telling
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Sep 4, 2010 7:00am PDT
andrews takes us inside a nascar race car as it hits top speeds. can she handle 4 gs at 170 miles per hour? >>> good morning, america. and good morning, dan harris. just back from iraq, where you were covering the official end to the combat mission there. you did a great job covering that. >> thank you. i came back just to be here with you. >> it's good to see you. >>> want to talk about the weather this weekend. hurricane earl is now tropical storm earl. it moved past long island as a category 1 hurricane about 8:00 p.m. last night. 11:00 p.m., it was downgraded to a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. it was that strength it swept by cape cod and nantucket. coming within 80 miles of that island. >> so, the good news is that storm wasn't that bad. no hurricane-force winds. no widespread damage. the bad news is that the storm has created some serious migraines on this labor day weekend, with travel delays, dangerous 15-foot waves in some areas and a ton of rain in new england. in north carolina this morning, they're trying to get those flooded roads open again, so va
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
fallout. and here's a pastor who has 30 followers in his church. does it make use feel helpless? angry? >> well, it is frustrating. now, on the other hand, we are a government of laws. and so, we have to abide by those laws. and my understanding is that he can be cited for public burning. but that's the extent of the laws that we have available to us. part of this country's history is people doing destructive or offensive, harmful things. and yet, we still have to make sure that we're following the laws. and that's part of what i love about this country. >> you can see how sobering this is. >> sure. >> to the president. we've had general petraeus, hillary clinton, the president, all speaking out, trying to stop this. and you pointed out earlier, sarah palin, weighing in, as well. >> as often as has been said, just because you have the right to do something, doesn't mean you should do it. and the fbi is concerned about this. >>> let's bring in pierre thomas. he's been talking to the fbi overnight about this. >> reporter: you can add fbi officials to those who think the proposed burning
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
not and never will be, at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day. it was al qaeda. >> part of the reason, of course, this anniversary has become so politicized is pastor terry jones, who had planned to burn korans today. but then, he called it off. he arrived here in new york city late last night, hoping to meet with the imam behind that planned cultural center near ground zero. >>> meanwhile, in afghanistan, there's angry street protests over the proposed koran burning. even though it didn't happen. our martha raddatz is in afghanistan. we'll go live to her in a minute. >>> we begin at ground zero. for months, it's been the site of protest over the proposed mosque. today is no exception. but there will also be memorials taking place. john berman is there live. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it is such a beautiful morning here in new york city, just like it was nine years ago. the soceremonies to commemorate events are going on. but also controversy. the proposed islamic center near ground zero. and, of course, the pastor fr
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Sep 9, 2010 7:00am PDT
that we have available to us. you know part of this country's history is people doing destructive or offensive, or harmful things and yet we still have to make sure that we're following the laws, and that's part of what i love about this country. >> you can see how sobering this is. >> sure. >> to the president. now we've had general petraeus, hillary clinton, the president, all speak trying to stop this. even as you pointed out earlier sarah palin weighing in, as well. >> as often as has been said, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean you should do it. and the fbi is concerned about this. let's bring in pierre thomas. he's been talking to the fbi overnight about this. >> reporter: robin you can add fbi officials to those who think the proposed burning of korans this weekend is provocative and potentially dangerous. an fbi official is warning that islamic radicals might attack those participating in the koran burning. and that the event may have far-reaching national and international security implications, ranging from boycotts to terrorism. the bulletin is c
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